March 13, 2017

We grow up surrounded by language, and subconsciously learn to use those little sayings known as idioms, where the meaning cannot be deduced from the individual words. These sayings in English have surrounded me my whole life, and have been used without a bat of an eye...

June 23, 2016

Also referred to as certified translations, and official translation, certificate translation focuses on the translation of official legal documents such as marriage, birth, death and degree certificates which have been certified as accurate and are therefore authorize...

April 22, 2016

I was recently honoured to be invited by my Danish friend Malene Mastrup to visit her in Germany, and be the keynote speaker during a focus day at the High School where she works. Duborg-Skolen is a Danish secondary school, which is located in the city of Flensburg in...

March 17, 2016

It’s around that time when chocolate Easter eggs start flooding the shops, bunnies and chicks adorn row-upon-row of cards, and the countdown begins.  In just a few weeks, we will enjoy one of the UK’s most popular holidays- Easter. Like most British people, I love the...

February 25, 2016

Dubbed the Cornish Riviera, Cornwall (or Kernow as it is known to Cornish speakers) is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions in the United Kingdom, and one which I am lucky enough to call my second home. My father is a Cornishman, and half of my family live in...

November 12, 2015


Whilst recently dining in an Italian restaurant, on display I noticed The Geometry of Pasta by Jacob Kenedy and Caz Hildebrand (2010). Intended as decoration, I’m sure none of the neatly arranged copies had ever been picked up, let alone read. Given my love for everyt...

September 30, 2015

Most days of the year have a dedicated patron saint, but like me, you might not be aware that today, the 30 September, is the feast of St. Jerome, and is celebrated among the translating and interpreting communities as International Translation Day. Today I am celebrat...

September 17, 2015


I came across a shocking article yesterday which, as a linguist, caught my attention. It shows how in a survey conducted by Nationwide Building Society, the British are more likely to understand text speak than basic financial terminology.


According to the survey, fou...

August 10, 2015

Volunteers take many shapes and forms, are of different ages, different nationalities and take part in a wide range of different projects, yet the one thing they all have in common is their desire to make a difference. Anybody can volunteer, whether that be in person o...

July 27, 2015


The summer’s finally here, and it’s that time of the year where the kids are off school and everyone is leaving on their holidays. The internet these days offers an array of information on destinations, flights and accommodation accessible from anywhere in the world,...

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Ponte Coperto, Pavia, Italy 





BA Spanish and Italian

MA Translation and Professional Language Skills

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